THE Fiji Hockey Federation has begun its search for players to form a team to represent the country at the Youth Olympic Games in China next year.
A two-day trial ended yesterday at the National Hockey Centre in Suva where four men's and four women's teams competed.
FHF development officer Tai Smith said the trials were held in the under-17 category.
"We had teams from Levuka, the Western Division and the Central Division compete in the trials," she said.
"168 players turned up for the trials and the FHF is pleasantly surprised by the turnout."
She said 25 men and 25 women would be named to begin training for the Youth Olympics.